Fence built over path sparks mystery as no one knows who put it there
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Residents have been left baffled after a fence was built over a pathway into the estate.
As part of construction on the new build estate in Teeside, a new path was laid to give residents access.
However, an adjacent fence was then built to go directly across the pathway.
And no one seems to have any idea who actually did it.
Pictures of the fence were then posted in a Facebook group for Guisborough.
Someone may have built a fence, but they certainly don't seem to be trying to mend fences.
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.
However, the developer of the estate, Avant Homes, has denied any involvement in the incident.
“We can only assume it was done so by a third-party unknown to us.” they added.
In a statement, they said they had 'no knowledge of, nor involvement with, the erection of the fence'.
The council suggested that it was put up by a member of the public.
A spokesperson told TeesideLive: "Our highways and planning officers work closely together with both residents and developers to help, advise and ensure that new construction projects are safe and progress in a way which best serves the public.
"In this instance it appears a member of the public added a fence rail which blocked a new path."
And people took to social media to speculate on who they think may be responsible for the fence.
One person highlighted that the quality of the work could be an indication, posting: “Very skilled workers to get the path under that fence.”
Another claimed that the fence had been put up to run alongside the path, but the path's direction was changed a week later.
He said: “It’s all to do with a drop down kerb to allow wheelchair users [access] as before it wasn’t a wide enough path for a drop down kerb.
"But don’t let the truth get in the way of a good Facebook moan.”
While a third person pointed out that the fence would need to be removed, writing: “Whoever erected it will have to remove it and I assume that the council will refuse to adopt the estate until the work is complete.”
In their statement, the council added that the construction company had informed them that the fence 'had since been removed' and that 'access to the path is now safe and usable'.
As for who is responsible for the mystery structure, however, that remains between them and the fencepost.
LADbible has reached out to Redcar and Cleveland Council for comment.